Gatlinburg, Tennessee, located in the picturesque Smoky Mountains, is a small town that offers a wide range of family attractions with activities for people of all ages. Both indoors and out and at any time of the year, Gatlinburg provides entertainment venues and outdoor fun for families from around the country.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The city of Gatlinburg is the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with a variety of activities that perfect for family fun. Enjoy hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, camping, museums, historic buildings and a number of workshops and classes. The park is open year-round, 24 hours each day. Stop off at the Visitors Center for maps and information on the wide range of activities offered at the park.
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
The aerial tramway has been a Gatlinburg institution since 1973. Built as an easy way to get skiers up to the higher elevations, the tramway has become one of the best ways to view the Smoky Mountains. The 2.1-mile ride up to the resort allows visitors to enjoy the immense vista of the city and its place amidst the mountains in complete safety.
Cooter’s Place in the Smokies
Fans of the well-known 1980s TV show “Dukes of Hazzard” can see a wide variety of memorabilia from the show at Cooter’s Place in the Smokes. This entertainment center also offers mini-golf, go karts, and gift shop. Cooter’s remains among the top choices on everyone’s what to do in Gatlinburg, TN list.
Located in downtown Gatlinburg, Fannie Farkle’s offers families an afternoon of great food and great entertainment. Games and prizes for the kids and good food for adults make Fannie Farkle’s one o the most popular attractions for visitors coming to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Hollywood Stars Car Museum
The Hollywood Stars Car Museum is one of the favorite families attractions in Gatlinburg. See 40 vehicles that were featured in popular films, TV and other entertainment venues. See the 1987 Buick Grand National from the movie Fast and Furious, the 1967 Mustang Shelby from Gone in 60 Seconds, and the Batmobile from Batman Returns and many others. The museum is open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.